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08 October 2008 02:03 am
The ozone hole over Antarctica in 2008 is larger in both size and ozone loss than last year, but not as large as in 2006, the European Space Agency said Tuesday.

07 October 2008 12:22 am
A meteor, or shooting star, is usually the size of a pebble, or even a grain of sand, burning up in the atmosphere.

06 October 2008 08:17 am
Nearly a fourth of the world's mammals are threatened with extinction, a leading international conservation group said Monday as it unveiled its latest global study of the problem.

01 October 2008 12:21 am
NASA's Phoenix spacecraft has discovered evidence of past water at its Martian landing site and spotted falling snow for the first time, scientists reported Monday.

30 September 2008 12:51 am
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - The Amazon is being deforested more than three times as fast as last year, Brazilian officials said Monday, acknowledging a sharp reversal after three years of declines in the deforestation rate.

23 September 2008 12:42 am
Two British archeologists declared Monday that they have uncovered the core reason behind the construction of one of the world's best known and least understood landmarks.

22 September 2008 12:55 am
According to the National Weather Service, there is an average of 87 lightning-related fatalities each year. Unfortunately, many feel that the number of deaths due to lightning is underreported by as much of 30%. If this is true, there are really 120 to 125 deaths due to lightning every year.

20 September 2008 01:39 am
One sixth of the world's population does not have access to clean drinking water. More than 2 million people, most of them children, die each year from water borne diseases.

18 September 2008 04:54 am
Norway has pledged $1bn (£500m) to a new international fund to help Brazil protect the Amazon rainforest. The donation is the first to the fund which Brazil hopes will raise $21bn to protect Amazon nature reserves.

10 September 2008 12:32 am
GENEVA, Switzerland - Scientists hope to fire the first beam of protons around a 27 kilometer tunnel on Wednesday in science's next great step to understand the makeup of the universe.

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